Three iconic music artists, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, and 21 Savage, will make cameo appearances as playable characters in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2. In a 50-year Hip Hop celebration, IGN reveals that these artists will be part of the new season, which will also feature “free War Tracks spanning three decades of a culture that transcends music and gaming.”
As video games continue to gain worldwide popularity, it is not uncommon for celebrities from various industries to join in on the fun. The inclusion of these playable characters will be a treat for fans who have followed these artists for years, as they will finally get to see them showcase their talents in one of the most iconic video game franchises.
Let’s dive into the details of these cameo appearances. Nicki Minaj, known for hits like “Super Bass,” will be portrayed in the game with her signature pink hair, donning a rose combat vest and a unique bubblegum rifle. While some claim she is the first female operator in Call of Duty, other games in the franchise have featured femme fatales before. For instance, in Call of Duty: Vanguard, players can take on the role of Isabella Reyes, a Filipina operator.
Next up is Snoop Dogg, another iconic rapper, who will be represented with shades, a combat vest shirt, and a blue and gold rifle. Snoop Dogg is no stranger to the world of video games, as his songs were featured in the 2009 shooter, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the esports team Faze (FaZe) Clan. Moreover, players can even download a Snoop Dogg announcer pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Forbes reports that British rapper 21 Savage will also be featured in Call of Duty Season 5. Unfortunately, the teaser only showed his outline, leaving fans curious about his in-game appearance.
Now, let’s differentiate between Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 so that you can decide which one to try first. CoD Warzone 2.0 is Activision’s answer to the immensely popular Fortnite. It is a first-person battle royale shooter that can be played on mobile devices. Like Fortnite, you and 149 other players will parachute drop into the fictional city of Verdansk, where you’ll find vehicles, weapons, and other supplies needed to outlast and eliminate your opponents. The goal is to be the last person standing on the ever-shrinking map.
On the other hand, Modern Warfare 2 is primarily played on PCs and consoles. The original version was released in 2009, followed by a remake in 2023 for modern systems. Unlike Warzone, Modern Warfare 2 offers a single-player campaign mode where players assume the role of a military operative uncovering a sinister plot. The game features memorable characters like Captain “Soap” MacTavish.
The upcoming Season 5 of Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare 2 will feature popular music artists Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, and 21 Savage as playable characters. Alongside new maps and game modes, players will have the chance to experience a unique fusion of music and gaming. Whether you choose to play Warzone on mobile or dive into the campaign mode of Modern Warfare 2 on PCs and consoles, this new season promises to deliver an exciting gaming experience. For more information, visit the official website.